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About the event:
The Joust 24hr is a medieval themed 24hr off road race suitable for teams and solo runners. It will be held in the grounds of Holt Castle with additional camping at the adjacent Top Barn Camp Site on the 6th/7th September 2014. The race will be run over a circa 5.1 mile loop following parts of the Severn Way along the river until Grimley then returning back to Holt Castle through a mixture of fields, footpaths and very quiet lanes. The course is well marked and marshalled, easily navigable and relatively flat.
What to expect:
You can arrive on the Friday night or Saturday morning to set up your Pavillion (AKA camp site). The event will begin at 12:00 on Saturday at the ‘Lists’ area – this is the name for the area where Joust tournaments were held – in a large field close to the entrance to the castle.
Styles of combat:
You can enter the race either as a solo runner, pairs, a team of 3-5, or a team of 6-8. There will be prizes for each category for both male, female and mixed.
Solo Runners - Solo runners will start at the same time as everyone else (12:00 Saturday) and will proceed to run as many laps as they can in 24 hours. The Soloists will have an area close to the ‘Lists’ where they can set up camp and will have easy access for any rest breaks they require. They will also be allowed to have a support crew should they wish.
Pairs and Teams - Starting at 12:00 the pairs and teams will take it in turns to run laps of the course. You must have one runner on the course at all times. Runners must complete one full lap before switching over with their team mate and passing on the joust (armband or batten). After the event has begun teams cannot change the members of their team but they may change the order in which they run. Should one member wish to do several laps in a row this will be allowed.
Minimum age for the run is 18yrs – concessions can be made for younger runners (from 16yrs of age) with prior consent from the organisers and parents.
Night running – It will be compulsory for all runners to wear a head torch or carry a hand torch from 20:00, runners will also be expected to carry a mobile phone and a whistle. The course will not be lit but the way will be marked with glowsticks.
Results – Each runner will be provided with a chip-timing device (to be collected on the day). Each lap will be recorded as you pass the Lists area. For those of you wishing to check your position we will have a live update shown on a screen in the lists area. When the event is coming to a close runners can set out on their final lap as long as they leave the lists area before 12:00. However, in order for the final lap to count it must be completed within 90 minutes otherwise it will be voided.
Pace: It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you complete your lap, this is an event for everyone fast and slow alike.
Water Stations: Water stations will be available at Holt Castle and the turning point of The Wagon Wheel at Grimley.
Competition retirement: If any competitor has to retire for whatever reason they must contact the race organisers immediately, either by advising a checkpoint attendant or telephoning the emergency number given at the start of the race. The emergency number will also be written on the competitors race number which the runner must be wearing at all times.
Team Captains – Each team must have a captain who will be responsible for the behaviour of the team as a whole.
Pavillions These were the names given to the bright, round, medieval tents of alternating colors which house the combatants and surgeons of a jousting tournament – for this purpose it shall be our campsite.
There will be two pavillions. One – the red pavillion – will be located close to the start line. This will be for the solo runners and pairs to allow easy access to food and drink whilst running for the 24 hours. The blue Pavillion for the teams will also have a quiet area for those who would like to get some good sleep before their lap and will most likely be located at the Top Barn Camping facility.
Camping is free but you need to bring your own tent (if you don’t have a tent these can be rented please use the contact us button at the top of the page). Hot showers and toilets will be provided.
There will be a quiet time on the campsite between the hours of 22:30 – 07:00
The Tournament Village
Here we will have the following facilities;
Catering: Onsite catering and a fully licensed bar will be provided for the duration of the event for those not wishing to bring their own food. This will be individually priced by the catering company. Should you wish to bring your own food/BBQ you are welcome to but no disposable BBQ’s are allowed to be lit on the ground and all litter must be taken with you at the end of the event.
Stalls: We are currently in talks with a few running companies who will hopefully have stalls at the event as soon as we have more info we will list it here.
- Runaround sports will be attending and providing a gait analysis service, they will be bringing along plenty of items from the shop so perfect for those last minute purchases.
The stocks: A fantastic photo opportunity get photos of your team members trapped in the stocks.
Massage: Apollo Massage will be on hand to help out with those achey body parts. This service is provided courtesy of Apollo but it would be appreciated if some payment was offered to cover their time, travel and oils etc.
Registration and entry fees
Run for FREE – Raise an agreed amount of money for our preferred charity and you can run for free, please ask for more information.
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